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Jan 26, 2012

February 1 Is Change Your Password Day

If you are like me—and of course you are, right? we are all gingers inside—you probably have password security that ranges from awful-like-Batman-Forever to thoroughly mediocre.

Also if you are like me, you might've bought shoes from Zappos once—Keen Coronados in India In/Black Olive, to be precise—and been informed that some jerk might've stolen your password. Which, in my case, means they've got one of a series of root passwords that could potentially access one of my other accounts. And, boy, I've got a lot of accounts, I realized as I was counting up all the password changes I needed to make.

And then, a nanosecond later came the realization that this is going to keep happening, every year, every month, maybe every week. It's already happened a bunch—a hearty wave to you PSN players and Senatorial Twitter users—so it's time to get a password manager and give every account a unique, hard-to-crack password. Some password managers are here and here.

8 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

My password's pretty secure but I appreciate the warning, it probably is time for a change!

zabuzar said...

i have 20 different passwords for stuff, and now im starting to lose myself in them :(

Axis said...

I'm not a ginger!

But.. this blog looks interesting. Follow'd

G said...

I tend to have different passwords for everything...sadly I have a memory for random strings of characters

~Fabi said...

That scene in the movie was brutal to watch. I'm usually good about password security.

R said...

Interesting news!

Music Festivals 2012 said...

What password menager did u have in mind?
Also great blog, following!

Lord Phrozen said...

What password manager do you use? I usually just use Excel or Notepad to store my passwords so I won't forget them.